Covid-19’s effect on Hospitals

Covid-19s effect on Hospitals

Isaiah Jelinek, Economics Reporter

Covid-19 has affected more than just our daily lives and restaurants and other stores. It has also greatly affected hospitals as well. Hospitals are able to help us when we need, but Covid-19 has made that a lot more difficult just because of how it spreads.

“Hospital admissions in the US fell dramatically with the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, little is known about differences in admissions patterns among patient groups or the extent of the rebound. In this study of approximately one million medical admissions from a large, nationally representative hospitalist group, we found that declines in non-COVID-19 admissions from February to April 2020 were generally similar across patient demographic subgroups and exceeded 20┬ápercent for all primary admission diagnoses.”

This passage shows that people have been going to hospitals less and less. While that may seem like a good thing because it means that there are less injuries and emergencies that have taken place in the U.S, that is not necessarily true. While not having a lot of people would be a good thing, during this pandemic it is more than likely some of those people that are not going to the hospital are in fact injured, which doesn’t mean that less people are getting hurt during these years, in fact, it just means that less people are getting their injuries officially looked at.